Wanted to hear if anyone else had odd occurences with their pet reptiles. I've got two examples. I used to keep several snakes including one red tailed boa, one blood python, and a couple of corn snakes.
The blood python was the meanest pet I've ever had but was not the smartest. My red-tailed boa on the other hand was a great pet and grew to about 6ft long. One night I had just got back to my apartment in college with my girlfriend after a party where we had had a few too many budweisers and girlfriend wanted to see the snake eat a mouse or two. So I grab the mouse by its tail and do as normal just opened the aquarium from the top and drop it in. But this time I must not have dropped it in from high enough up. I think I put my arm down too far into the aquaria. The snake got me! and was now rapped completely around my right arm latched on at the hand. After 5 seconds the snake let go and there was lots of blood. I dowsed it with hydrogen peroxide and everything was good. I gave the snake to a local nature center the next day. I had no qualms with the snake becuase it was my fault that I had got bitten.
On another a little more humerous occasion my corn snake out smarted me. Me and my roomate came home from class and did not see my corn snake in its 20 gallon aquarium. We combed the aquarium looking for it and even turned the water bowl over. It was no where to be found. So we left thinking that it got into the apartment somewhere. Couldn't find the snake anywhere and thought the worst. Thought it had somehow crawled out and left the building. I was terrified that I could have possibly left the snake for dead knowing this corn snake could not survive on its own through our harsh winters and that my roomate was now scared I was entirely pissed at myself. Well what I didn't realize at the time was that I had an extremely smart corn snake on my hands. My roomate was pissed at me for a couple of days because he thought the snake would end up in his bed. Two weeks later my roomate calls me from his parents home 30 minutes away while they are having diner and says, " your snake is on my families kitchen floor. It had gotten into my laundry basket." His mom was apparently terrified of the little critter and was standing in her kitchen with a broom held out to protect herself. My roomates dad put it in a pillow sack and it was returned to me that day. I told my roomates family "sorry" and the next day I made sure the snakes had better owners. The snake had out smarted us. What happened was the snake was in the aquarium the entire time. When we came home from class that day we thought it was gone. It had really rapped itself along the inner lining of the bowl and we just didn't see it so we walked away without putting the lid back in place. The corn snake waited till we were out of the room and then got out of its home.
Those were my weird experiences. What are yours?